Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

The Proud Trust is now operating digitally, as we make significant changes to how we operate in this time of international concern.

All youth groups and 1-1s (face-to-face contact) are not running in their usual venues and are being delivered virtually instead.

Our LGBT+ Centre is closed, if you want to get in touch, contact us at

Our face to face training is also postponed, but some courses have moved virtual. Information on upcoming virtual training, can be found here.

Youth workers will be sending out Google Hangout links for our group work and 1-1 support. Please contact us if you have any questions.

We are still here for you and all LGBT+ young people.

Please share this with young people or colleagues where relevant.


LGBT+ Centre

We’re bringing the LGBT+ Centre to you!

Many of you will know that Manchester has one of the most amazing community hubs, which is open to everyone, but especially welcoming of LGBT+ people who sometimes get a rough deal of it in other places or venues.

The brilliant opportunity we now have whilst we’re ‘staying at home’ is you can now all come along to the LGBT+ Centre and get involved with some great workshops and activities, without the hassle of a journey or finding your way to us.

We have launched the #VirtualLGBTCentre which will bring you a host of fun and free activities each week, brought to you via zoom or hangouts.

Workshops and activities will include: foraging, arts and creative encouragement, celebrations, virtual history tours, discussions and debates, support for each other and lots more. Keep an eye on our eventbrite page for activities and registration information. Or sign up to our newsletter to get notifications straight to your inbox.

Manchester’s LGBT+ centre is a thriving youth and community centre, based on Sidney Street in the heart of the city. It is the first fully publicly funded ‘gay centre’ built in Europe.

The centre is a dry (no-alcohol) space and is wheelchair accessible. People describe the space as ‘safe and welcoming, very friendly even if you come along on your own’.

Housed at the LGBT+ Centre is Sidney Street Cafe, serving delicious vegan and vegetarian food cooked from scratch, by our amazing staff and volunteers. The cafe is open Monday to Friday 11am-4pm.

For regular dedicated updates from the LGBT+ Centre follow us on twitter @LGBTCentreMcr

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